5 True-crime Documentaries that Will Blow your Mind

Article by Jennifer Ochieng
Posted: August 02, 2019  

From the bizarre to the disturbing to the utterly unbelievable, these true-crime documentaries will blow your mind and make you question how far people can go in committing even the most heinous crimes known to man.

Snapped: Killer Couples

True-crime documentary series Snapped: Killer Couples details the lives of couples who commit crimes together in the name of love. Through re-enactments and first-hand accounts from family, friends and investigators, this documentary will reveal a darker, even more dangerous side of love or passion where couples scheme to commit murder.

Snapped: Killer Couples is streaming on DStv Now.

I Love You, Now Die

In July 2014, a 17-year-old boy was found dead in his car through suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. What first seemed like just another suicide case quickly caused suspicion and scrutiny when police found a series of alarming texts from his girlfriend that seemed to encourage him to kill himself, and that led to her conviction for involuntary manslaughter. This is the story of Conrad Roy and Michelle Carter that forms the premise of the two-part HBO documentary I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth vs Michelle Carter.

This documentary which was released in 2019 re-examines the case from all sides and leaves it upon the audience to decide whether Michelle Carter can be labelled as a murderer or not.

You be the judge, I Love You, Now Die is streaming on Showmax.

Murder Comes to Town

True-crime series Murder Comes to Town reveals the heinous crimes that can happen in small villages and sleepy towns hidden away from the rest of the world. Through re-enactments and interviews, Murder Comes to Town unearths horrifying murders that rock isolated, and sometimes seemingly peaceful communities while also digging up dark secrets hidden beneath the surface.

Murder Comes to Town is streaming on DStv Now.

The Perfect Murder

Annalise Keating might make it look easy, but in the real world, getting away with murder might not be as easy as it looks, even when committed by the most ingenious killers the world has ever seen. Step into the world of The Perfect Murder, a documentary that focuses on the shocking twists and turns of crime as investigators attempt to solve murders that at first sight may look like an impossible case. But after hitting dead end after dead end, all it takes is one clue to unravel these perfect crimes and catch the real killer.

The Perfect Murder is streaming on DStv Now.

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Directed by Erin Lee Carr, who also produced I Love You, Now Die, Mommy Dead and Dearest explores the story of Dee Dee Blanchard who was found dead in a pool of blood at her home, with her daughter Gypsy Rose missing. Upon further investigation, the police discovered disconcerting details that led to her daughter and boyfriend getting convicted of her murder. This documentary also explores the years of abuse that Gypsy suffered at the hands of her mother, Dee Dee, who turns out had fabricated her daughter’s mental illness.

Mommy Dead and Dearest is streaming on Showmax.

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